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What is Internet2?

Internet2 is a not-for-profit advanced networking consortium comprised of more than 200 U.S. universities in cooperation with over 45 leading corporations, 60 government agencies, laboratories and other institutions of higher learning, over 30 regional and state research and education networks and more than 100 national research and education networking organizations representing over 50 countries.

Internet2 works to support members as they meet the challenges of cyberinfrastructure that are increasingly central to innovation in research and education.

Primary uses of Internet2 for research and education:

  • Create a leading edge network capability for the national research community
  • Enable revolutionary Internet applications
  • Ensure the rapid transfer new network services and applications to the broader Internet community.

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North Dakota's Internet2 Membership

North Dakota State University (member since 1996)

University of North Dakota (member since 1996)


North Dakota's State Network is STAGEnet, providing connectivity for our primary and sponsored participants. 

STAGEnetis the state network for government and education in North Dakota.


In addition, several organizations and education groups are sponsored by NDSU and UND under their Internet2 membership agreements:

Sponsored Education Group Participants (SEGP)

  • North Dakota University System - including the campuses of Bismarck State College, Dickinson State University, Lake Region State College, Mayville State University, Minot State University, Minot State University - Bottineau Campus, North Dakota State College of Science, Valley City State University, Williston State College
  • North Dakota K-12 Schools

Sponsored Participants 

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The mission of the U.S. UCAN project is to provide community anchor institutions including public safety organizations, public libraries, K-12 schools, community colleges, research parks, and health care organizations with advanced broadband capabilities and services.

Planned 100 Gigabit National Network (draft 3/27/12)

Northern Tier Network Consortium

This regional network initiative will provide a robust research network connection for educational institutions in the upper-northwestern states by creating a national backbone route across the northern U.S. - the Northern Tier.

The Northern Tier Networking Consortium seeks to develop and sustain advanced networking capabilities in order to support the educational, research, and economic vitality of the Northern Tier region.

Membership currently includes the states of Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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